I hope you had a great weekend and a happy Monday too. We did, we were busy trying to figure out the layout of the new craft room. We didn’t see much of the outside world this past weekend, except for Sunday when we visited my parents-in-law and came back to dirty dishes and dirty floors to clean. So if you have been following me and read my last post, you know we have been busy finishing the craft room with an imposed budget of ONLY $25 and working with furniture and accessories we already own. You have waited long enough for an update of the craft room, so here it is, I hope you will be sticking around for more of these “craft room status update” posts, as it might take a bit longer than I thought to complete this room.
Let me start by showing you what we have done so far:
1- Remember the black IKEA Billy bookcase I mentioned in my last post? Well, I wasn’t sure if I would keep it in the craft room, but we did, we removed the closet sliding doors, moved the bookcase to the closet and now I have more storage for all my tools.
2- In the closet, next to the black IKEA Billy bookcase, I have placed a small dark brown desk from IKEA (GUSTAV a pull out laptop desk), I will post a picture of the closet and how I organized it once it’s complete.
3- We brought our son’s changing table into the craft room for additional storage and working surface area. It’s great, it’s white and looks good in the space. We bought this for our baby when I was pregnant at www.toysrus.ca , we didn’t know back then, if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl, so we went with a neutral color; white. In the picture below, you can see the changing table next to the window:
4- I like this yellow rug for the craft room, we bought it over a year ago when I was in maternity leave for the baby’s nursery. This rug brightens up the craft room but is too small and looks awkward in the space. We put it back in our son’s bedroom. By the way, we will be tackling his nursery next and turning it into a toddlers bedroom. I need to decide when I will be taking this new project and how much I need saved up.
5- I choose this IKEA rug below (IKEA LUSY BLOM rug) instead for the space, it’s colorful and makes me happy; perfect for my craft room. I bought this rug last summer to create a play area for my son in our dining room, my hub didn’t like it in the space, he said it was; “too girly”, so I kept it in our laundry room. My rug has found a new home.
6- This is how the colorful rug looks under the 2 IKEA desks. I have changed the layout of the desks since, they are still placed in the middle of the craft room for a better flow but are now turned around. Please don’t stare at my ugly parquet flooring I am not a fan of this type of flooring!
6- In the next 2 pictures, you can see how my craft room is beginning to take shape. All my things are lying around the floor, it’s messy and I haven’t had much time to clean up since Sunday evening. Hubby went back to work on Monday and I have been running around a 19 month old all day, which hasn’t left me much time for projects like this one We also brought these two white IKEA Billy bookcases from our basement and placed them at each end of the wall. Did you notice the big splash of color? PINK? Yes, please continue to scroll down, I will explain.
7- See, this big brown square peg board? This is the same peg board seen in the pictures above, before DIY spray painting. We bought this peg board at “Reno Depot” for $10, it was also available in white but was more expensive, so we got the brown one instead.
In the picture below, you might recognize this pink spray paint from one of my previous projects “spray painted pumpkins”. Saturday afternoon, I used it to spray paint the peg board in pink to add a splash of color to the white craft room. I sprayed the peg board in our garage, please make sure to wear a mask and do it in a well ventilated area.
This is how the pink peg board looks like in the craft room. I love how it turned out, this wall has become the feature wall of the room, it not only provides more color and light to the room but has also maximize the storage space of the room.
This is a peg hook assortment kit we bought at The Home Depot for under $9 , it includes 47 pieces to help you organize your tools. Once I will have organized my tools, I will show you how it looks.
Before placing the furniture in the space, draw a layout of the room and write the measurements down. You can then draw the pieces of furniture in another piece of paper, place them in your paper to get an idea of how your new space will look like. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the small paper pieces I drew. Below, is the only picture I have left on my iPhone. You can also look for free apps on the web, they will help you design a room, you just need to know the measurements.
You already know that I can’t spend any money for accessories or decor, so I have to be creative and use things that I already have in our house, such as this cupcake tray. My mom and brother gave me two new cupcake trays for Christmas, so I will be using this old one to hold my accessories. More pictures to come
These pictures below are a sneak peek of DIY projects I have been working on to decorate my craft room. Please stay tuned in the next couple of days, I will be posting about these:
I am happy with how this room is being transformed. This is the only space in our house where I have integrated the color pink. I like this color for my craft/office room, it’s feminine and fresh. During the day, I feel very calm and positive there, which is perfect for DIY projects, reading and writing posts. There is also a lot of light in the afternoon, perfect for taking pictures of my projects. I can’t wait for the room to be ready and share it with you.
Thanks again for stopping by!